Resolution: Cleaners and Immigration Rights

This resolution, submitted by thee Regional Council Executive, was passed at the November 2009 meeting of the Regional Council.

In the light of resolutions passed at AGMs to support our members in the cleaning grades and oppose exploitation of migrant workers and in recognition of the facts that:

  1. Most of our cleaning members are from ethnic minorities.
  2. The various cleaning and other companies have used immigration rules to systematically exploit those who have organised in trade unions.

London Transport Regional Council calls on the Council of Executives to instruct the General Secretary to: A. write to the members of our Parliamentary group with a view to embarking on a campaign to win an amnesty for our cleaning grade members who are deemed to be working here illegally. B. write to the General Secretaries of Unite, Unison and any other unions who have had members similarly exploited, inviting their support for our campaign.